Transport

Port of New Orleans expands capacity to service larger container ships

The Port of New Orleans is about to get two new 100-foot gauge container gantry cranes, allowing it to handle larger container ships. The port's...
New Orleans Public Belt eco-locomotive

New Orleans Public Belt gets EPA grant for eco-locomotive

A conventional diesel locomotive owned by the New Orleans Public Belt is about to be transformed into an eco-locomotive, partly courtesy of the Environmental...

Energy and petrochemical interests are driving Louisiana port growth

Driven largely by energy and petrochemical interests—from offshore production to the booming plastic resin industry—Louisiana's ports are assertively expanding.

Harvey Marine expands to Mexico, Trinidad and Guyana

Harvey Gulf International Marine is expanding its operations globally, with the opening of offices in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico City, Trinidad, and...

Kopter Group plans 2021 startup of SH09 production in Lafayette

Swiss manufacturer Kopter Group plans to begin assembling helicopters to supply the Western Hemisphere from Lafayette as early as 2021. Kopter is investing $4.2 million...

Greater Lafourche Port completes $12M bulkhead project

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has completed the NE Slip C 1671 Linear Feet Bulkhead Project, which adds nearly a 1/3-mile of additional waterfront...

Southeast Louisiana leads the nation in maritime jobs

Southeast Louisiana leads the nation in American maritime workers, with 33,590 jobs and nearly $9 billion in economic impact, a new study shows. Citing a forthcoming...

Louisiana industry battling over river pilot fees

Concerned about an estimated $44 million rise in costs to industry requiring Louisiana river pilot services, leadership from the Louisiana Chemical Association and the...

Port of Greater Baton Rouge container traffic rises 66% in 2018

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge moved more than 13,600 containers last year. That's up 66% from 2017’s some 8,200 containers. Jay Hardman, executive director...

Leonardo Helicopters support center lands in Broussard

Leonardo Helicopters has opened a Gulf of Mexico Support Center in Broussard.  The company, which has operated in the aerospace industry for more than 100...

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